When I saw Foster The People kill their show at The Great Escape 10 weeks ago I couldn’t have been more excited for a full album from these LA indie-pop rockers. When Torches finally arrived at my ears a few weeks later I can’t say I was filled with near the same energy that their live show dished out. A few tracks caught my ear (like “Call It What You Want”) and the rest areÂ honestlyÂ good jams, but after theÂ triangulatedÂ foreplay of “Pumped Up Kicks,” “Helena Beat” and “Houdini” I was ready for a big climax. Anyway, get the album if you haven’t, it’sÂ certainlyÂ worth a listen or five. However, what I am more intrigued by is the myriad remix treatments these guys have got.Â WhetherÂ it’s their “buzzworthy” status or they have struck some sort of common chord among the indie-sphere, they have been attracting remixes from all kinds genres and DJs. As a sort of case-study on one of the most hyped bands (and let’s be honest, songs) of the past year or two, I’ve compiled a collection of remixes below. I kick things off with a few new ones and then dig through the archives for ones we have posted before. Enjoy. And of course, leave your thoughts in the comments… if you have any.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2011/07/Foster-The-People-Torches.jpg595600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2011-07-23 19:06:362011-07-23 18:38:51[LP/RMX] Foster The People - TORCHES (w/ "Call It What You Want" & various remixes)